Islamic Fanaticism – Earlier Version

Winston Churchill wrote a book about the Sudanese Campaign in which he participated over a century ago. The First edition of that book contains the following prescient passage. “How dreadful are the curses which Mohamedanism lays on its votaries! Besides the fanatical frenzy. which is as dangerous in a man as hydrophobia in dog, there … More Islamic Fanaticism – Earlier Version

A Microwave Saga

Yesterday I decided to take a lunch break from my ongoing struggles with reorganizing data on my computer. I took a little piece of leftover chicken an  stuck it in the microwave oven to warm up while I selected a couple of salads to have with it. The microwave beeped to notify me that my … More A Microwave Saga

A Model Problem

I’ve been updating a lot of areas on my computer recently because I’ve had some response time problems. That’s also why there’s been a gap in my postings. For right now, I want to point out a small problem in a display at the Mariner’s Museum in Newport News.  They have a beautifully done model … More A Model Problem

Pirate Submarines at the Straits of Hormuz?

There have been several ships that were attacked in this area. None were sunk, but the damage was considerable. The attacks involved placing explosive charges on the hulls of the vessels. The charges could have come from frogmen, or from miniature submarines. Many commentators think the perpetrator was Iran. The Iranians may be responding to … More Pirate Submarines at the Straits of Hormuz?